Chapter 5.2

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Chapter 5.2
Greek Government
& Society
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1. Most Greek city-states developed
around a
A. temple.
B. fort.
C. seaport.
D. river.
2. The Iliad tells the story of the
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A. fall of Mycenaean civilization.
B. life of Odysseus.
C. Greek gods.
D. Trojan War.
3. This image was used to
• A. sneak Greek soldiers into the city of Troy.
• B. pay homage to the mighty warriors in the
Persian War.
• C. teach children how to properly ride a horse.
• D. serve as a tribute to Athena, Goddess of War.
4. Greek myths were most often used to
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A. create support for leaders.
B. explain nature and the world around them.
C. show people how to build cities.
D. provide a useful way to conquer other
people.
5. The purpose of the Olympic games was
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A. to honor Zeus.
B. establish the strength of a city-state.
C. prepare for war.
D. choose a king.
6. City-states run by groups of nobles
were known as
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A. hoplites.
B. tyrants.
C. democracies.
D. aristocracies.
7. The Oracle of Delphi was thought to be
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A. a tomb for Greek kings.
B. a voice for the gods.
C. the first Olympic hero.
D. the site of a famous sea battle.
8. Which of the following is NOT a
characteristic of a hoplite?
• A. They were non-aristocratic.
• B. They were foot soldiers who carried long
spears.
• C. They used formations of closely spaced
rows.
• D. They were known for their fast and high
leaping skills.
9. Tyrants
• A. took power illegally but with the backing of the
people.
• B. used personal armies to overthrow city-state
kings.
• C. began as brutal dictators with absolute power.
• D. were just and fair rulers who brought better lives
to their people.
10. Which of the following statements
about democracy is NOT true?
• A. Democracy is a government where the
citizens take part.
• B. Ancient Athens only allowed full political
rights to adult men born in Greece.
• C. Some ancient Greek city-states allowed all
adult male city-state residents to participate in
government.
• D. Spartan women were the first allowed to
participate in democratic government.

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